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Wildfires continue to burn in Washington

by REBECCA PETTINGILL
Staff Writer | October 4, 2022 3:47 PM

WASHINGTON STATE — There are five large fires in Washington according to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center as of Oct. 4. The NICC defines a large fire as any wildland fire in timber 100 acres or greater, and 300 acres or greater in grasslands/rangelands, or that has an Incident Management Team assigned to it.

There are five fires currently on the Northwest Large Fire Interactive Web Map:

• Kalama: Located 27 miles northeast of Kalama, started on Sept. 1, 5% contained, 435 acres burned.

• Goat Rocks: Located 7 miles east of Packwood, started on Aug. 9, 0% contained, 4,193 acres burned.

• Bolt Creek: Located 37 miles east of Seattle, Started on Sept. 10, 39% contained, 12,142 acres burned.

• Minnow Ridge: Located 25 miles north of Wenatchee, started on Sept. 10, 0% contained, 2,212 acres burned

• White River: Located 14 miles northwest of Plains, started on Aug. 11, 10% contained, 4,206 acres burned

Rebecca Pettingill may be reached at rpettingill@columbiabasinherald.com.

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